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Swindon’s £270m North Star Village 50 percent pre-let ahead of planning approval

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The RotundaThe RotundaSwindon’s North Star Village development has secured pre-let agreements for 50 percent of the development, ahead of full planning approval, developers confirmed this week.

Leading developer SevenCapital, which is behind the £270 million scheme, has confirmed that it has exchanged contracts for circa 250,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space.

Confirmed tenants, pending full permission being granted for the site’s plans, include Hollywood Bowl (27,000 sq ft), mountain sports retailer Ellis Brigham (9,000 sq ft), a 180,000 sq ft Snowcentre and Empire Cinemas, which will bring 13 cinema screens and the largest IMAX screen in Europe to Swindon.

The development – adjacent to the Oasis leisure centre – will also include two indoor ski slopes and a family snow play area, earning it the nickname Snoasis.

John Watkins, director at SevenCapital said: “We’re really pleased to be able to confirm such high-profile tenants for the North Star Village whilst we’re still in approval stages.

"This pays testament to the appetite for this fantastic scheme and our vision for it – to create a first-class regional leisure destination that will cement Swindon firmly on the map.”

Outline planning for the North Star Village was granted in January, with the detailed planning application currently awaiting approval.